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Old 29-01-2016, 03:12 AM
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I tried the ancient ways and they were good - But I thought it could be improved upon
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Old 29-01-2016, 03:37 AM
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I swapped grooves cut in the side, for holes drilled down the middle. I used a 6mm drill bit and the galvanized steel rod was 6.3mm. So I had to hammer them into place. Saying its a firm fit, would be an understatement

Hose clamps were chosen, instead of string. They were placed at the tip and the bottom of the holes drilled. I decided to go with hose clamps for 2 reasons

Number one -they're "hella" strong

Number two - they take seconds to install, instead of minutes.

I'll give them a coat of inox before each use and hose the salt off when I get home. If they rust out in a few years - I'll just buy new ones

Even without the tips sharpened, it is a serious weapon - the rods are galvanized all the way through so rust wont be a major factor. (I'm not saying it wont be a factor - but it will last a fair few sessions)

1.3kg doesnt sound heavy - but it is for a hand spear. Its like a crow-bar with spikes. I was stabbing it very hard into concrete while trying to break it - it wont break or bend. So a flounder, lying on sand, shouldnt be a problem.

Its probably a bit long at the moment - but I figured "too long" is better than "too short" at this stage of its development. I'll pack a hand saw next session for on the beach adjustments

I've upgraded its ability to take care of bears to a "Rhino Slayer"
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Had to wait till morning to sharpen the tips but they're done.

And I cant find my 15mm butt caps at the moment - but you get the idea of the protective sheath so no one gets stabbed unintentionally
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Old 29-01-2016, 07:20 PM
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Old 30-01-2016, 07:44 PM
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Here it is in action - 100% head kill-shots with pool cue sliding thrust.


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Old 03-02-2016, 04:39 AM
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Have you tried putting your PVC in an oven, as opposed to heating it over a naked flame? Makes it easy to fold in a belt/bucket loop which can come in handy, and if you cut a small slot down either side of the entry point of the sheath before you heat it you could set it with the knife in the sheath so that you end up with a retention point.
I decided with the amount of plastic I'm currently bending, I should just get a gun - I'm glad I did - a real pleasure to use - and no sanding required and no slots required coz infinite adjustments are a breeze
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Old 03-02-2016, 04:42 AM
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And the new torches were waiting for me at work this morning - its alive

Pivoting heads - narrow beam for murky conditions and wide beam for when its crystal clear
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And I eventually found my end caps
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Old 03-02-2016, 05:00 AM
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I decided with the amount of plastic I'm currently bending I should just get a gun - I'm glad I did - a real pleasure to use - and no sanding required and no slots required coz infinite adjustments are a breeze
Too easy, What a masterpiece!
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Old 03-02-2016, 05:17 AM
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Old 03-02-2016, 05:27 AM
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I reckon PVC pipe is on par with the likes of duct tape and WD 40 in regards to how essential it is to have at hand. There's just so many things it comes in handy for.
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Old 03-02-2016, 05:29 AM
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I reckon PVC pipe is on par with the likes of duct tape and WD 40 in regards to how essential it is to have at hand. There's just so many things it comes in handy for.
Yeah I'm beginning to feel the same way
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Old 03-02-2016, 08:01 AM
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And the new torches were waiting for me at work this morning - its alive

Pivoting heads - narrow beam for murky conditions and wide beam for when its crystal clear
I'll get some under water footage soon


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Old 06-02-2016, 12:58 AM
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Took her out for a test run and realized there was a fairly major over sight in the design.

You've got to be about calf deep before the camera even goes under water
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The guy at Bunnings tested the bolts with the mount so they were the right diameter

And now the camera be under the water at ankle deep - (often required for flounder) - its still a bit higher than I'd like but I still want the camera above the lights

I'll get a better pic when the glue dries
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